‘Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’ Category

Brakes: Drums Versus Disc Reviewed

Thursday, March 31st, 2016

In some fleet news history, disc brakes began appearing on automobiles in the early 1960’s, the same time disc brakes began to appear on semi trucks around the world. At this point in time, virtually every automobile made in the U.S. or imported here, has a pair of disc brakes, and at this point in […]

Stay Safe – Monitor Carbon Monoxide in Your Cab

Tuesday, February 9th, 2016

For the latest in trucker tips, you can always count on Trucker to Trucker, but this one is extra special because it could possibly save your life. Carbon Monoxide I’m sure you are already familiar with this gas. It is called the silent killer because you can’t smell it, you can’t see it, yet it […]

What’s Happening with the CSA Safety Measurement Scores?

Thursday, January 21st, 2016

Trucking companies just want to be trucking companies that get freight shipped where it needs to go, and drivers just want to do their job in getting it done. As in every business that serves this country, there are federal mandates that must be met, which include driver health screening, truck maintenance procedures and safety […]

Truckers and Sleep Apnea – A Real Problem

Thursday, December 24th, 2015

Semi truck drivers have all probably heard about sleep apnea, which in its most basic terms, is a condition where a person regularly wakes up during the night because they don’t get enough air when they breathe. This problem means that although you may be asleep, it isn’t restful sleep, so that you may be […]

California Mandated Trucker Breaks Face Federal Review

Tuesday, December 22nd, 2015

Here’s some interesting trucking legislation that makes sense one way but doesn’t make a whole lot of sense another way. Truckers are paid by the mile, when the wheels are rolling on the ground. On the surface, that seems fair enough, you are working and you get paid. However, taking lunch breaks or driving breaks, […]

Trucker Left Dangling from Bridge for An Hour

Thursday, August 27th, 2015

You’re out on the open road and out of the blue, you’re in a situation that you know from experience isn’t going to end well. Whether it’s due to other drivers being distracted, a tire blows out on the car in front of you, rain creating slick patches, or the fella in front of you […]

Preventing Summer Heat Tire Blowouts on the Road

Tuesday, July 28th, 2015

Hot weather can sometimes be harder on your truck that cold weather and we need to know the tips for keeping our trucks safe for us and other drivers. With temperatures rising, the heat can be bad for our tires. If you add high temperatures to increased friction, high speeds, and turning corners on hot […]

Trucker Safety Tips: Time to Check Out Your Tires

Thursday, April 30th, 2015

Being away from your family, dealing with traffic, and getting blamed for the screw-ups of shippers and receivers can easily distract you from the importance of monitoring your tires. In addition to being a major safety issue, under-inflated tires don’t last as long, and increase the cost for fuel and other maintenance issues. A truck’s […]

Will CSA Scoring Be Stopped?

Thursday, November 27th, 2014

No group of people is more concerned about highway safety than truckers. They rely on the reliable and safe operation of their trucks to make a living, and their family and loved ones travel the same roads as everyone else. The frustration all truck drivers and trucking company owners have with the current Compliance, Safety, […]

Five Trucker Driving Tips to Share With Your Teens

Tuesday, July 29th, 2014

Teens that seem to have driving in local traffic can quickly find themselves in trouble when they cruise up a freeway ramp and the world suddenly zooms into high gear. Navigating traffic at high speeds requires faster thinking and a different application of driving skills than moseying around the neighborhood at 35 mph. Teaching your […]